We’ll we’re settled back in Saskatoon for now. The rest of the tour was fantastic thanks to the wonderful John Antoniuk, Melanie Brulee, Pat Phillips, Kevin Neal, Del Cowsill, and my sister Megan Lane! It was so great playing with these guys! Thanks for jumpin’ on the bandwagon! And a huge thanks to the venues for hosting us and to everyone who came out to the shows! Especially the ones who made road trips out of it! We couldn’t do it without ‘cha!
Massive thanks to Creative Saskatchewan, FACTOR Canada, SaskMusic, and everyone who helped to make this tour possible. We are so lucky to have the opportunities to apply for and receive such amazing support from our provincial and federal governments. Thank you for helping to keep art and music alive in Canada.
Big shout out to the Ole Fashion and Opera Bobs for sharing your spotlight with us. To Melanie Brulee for all your help! It was great singin’ with ya! To Mel’s Mom Ray, for hosting an epic pool-side brunch for us and helping us work the door! To Kitty and Dan for hosting an absolutely amazing house concert for us, and of course to Lee and Stephen for hosting yet again another amazing PH08 house concert for us, and for supporting us, and sharing your home with us.
Now we head into Festival season! Looking forward to Ness Creek, Gateway and Dog Patch music festivals! I’m also really looking forward to launching the album on vinyl this summer, with a new single, video and Western Canadian tour to go along with it!
So far it’s been a great tour! Thanks once again to the Cameron House for having us back, and to our friends Lee and Stephen for giving us a home base and helping us make it happen! We couldn’t do it without you!
Thanks to Ole Fashion for sharing your show at Opera Bob’s with us once again! It was great to have the Twin Peaks along for the ride too! Love those girls! We look forward to this upcoming Sunday May 22nd to do it all again!
Canadian Music Week was a blast! Thanks to Rich Taylor for hookin’ us up with a great show at the Monarch Tavern and to CMW for a great showcase at the Burdock! Huge thanks to everyone who attended and made the shows all the better! We are having a blast playing with Kevin Neal on pedal steel, Pat Phillips on drums and Del Cowsill on Bass. My sister Megan Lane will be joining us on bass for the last week of the tour too! Looking forward to it!
Our trip to New York City and Montpelier, VT was a success! We met so many fantastic people on the journey and look forward to returning! Thank you to The Rockwood Music Hall and Pianos for having us. Lower East Side Manhattan was amazing! Like Montreal on major steroids lol. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. Thanks to Su, the receptionist at our hotel, we found the yummiest little gem of a restaurant called “Zing’s Awesome Rice”. I know I know, New York rice? But seriously. It was so good, and so healthy! Which is much appreciated for touring musicians! Not to mention the staff was great and we got to meet Zing herself! I would highly recommend it to anyone!
Vermont was absolutely beautiful! A complete change of pace from Manhattan. Montpelier has a population of 7500 people and is the Capitol of Vermont. Bagitos is a super yummy bagel and burrito spot that hosts live music and features local art, and the people there were very friendly and welcoming! Thanks for having us Bagitos!
A quick note on some changes to our residency. John will be playing a couple sets at 6pm and the band and I will follow up at 730 and play to 930ish-10 for the next two Tuesdays. Thanks to Cosmo and the Cameron for giving us extra time to spend with you every week!
Check the tour dates tab for more info!
That’s all for now!
Thanks to the amazing band that came along for the ride, to all the venues who treated us so well, to the radio stations that spun the singles and to Creative Saskatchewan and FACTOR Canada for their support in our endeavors.
A huge thanks to the guys for helping me bring it to the table. To John Antoniuk, I couldn’t do all of this without you. Thanks for playing your heart out and making this tour happen. To John Ellis, it meant a lot to have you out at the SK and BC shows! Thank you for driving your ass off to make it happen. To Nick Stecz, always a major pleasure to have you on percussion and I look forward to doing it again real soon! Thanks for making the journey in the midst of such busy times. Lucas Goetz, it was great playing with you again! Thank you for all your extras that made getting the right gear for the guys a breeze. Enver Hampton, it’s so great playing music with you again! Not only are your bass vibes super sweet, your vibe vibes are the best. Always great to have you!
to Jeff, Jodi, Rob, and all the staff at the Tractorgrease in Chilliwack,
to Jeff, Alyce, Steven, and all the staff at Cafe Deux Soleils in Vancouver,
to Pat, Jimmy, Toby, and all the staff at the Ironwood in Calgary,
to Trevor, Andrew and Phil at the Mercury Room in Edmonton,
to Jesse and the staff at the Slice in Lethbridge
and to Caleb, Peggy, Amanda at the Root in Lloydminster.
Special thanks to Micheal Donley, Jesse Padgett and the Trips and Jamie Prentice for including us in your show at the Kelowna Community Theatre. It was definitely the highlight of the tour, and was very special for many reasons.
Super thanks to my team,
Paula Danylevich at Hype Music for the great work at publicity and getting those college radio stations playing the new album! Looking forward to our May adventure!
Scott Pilling at National Hearing Lab for hooking us up with the great reviews outside of Canada! Amazing work Scott!
Bob Martineau for all his work at Country Radio and getting these stations playing the 2 singles for “Shoe” and “Movin On”
to all the radio stations for playing the singles. Your support means the world to us!
BC: CHMM – Mackenzie
Saskatchewan: CKBL (The Bull) – Saskatoon, CIBN – Buffalo Narrows, CILG – Moose Jaw, CJSL – Estevan, CFSL – Weyburn,
CKSW – Swift Current, CJSN – Shaunavon,
MBC Radio Network – La Ronge
Ontario: CKCI – Sarnia, CKTI – Lambton Shores, CFRM – Little Current
CFDY – Cochrane, CJDL – Tillsonburg
Quebec: CHIP – Ft Coulonge, CJMQ – Sherbrooke,
CFBS – Lourdes De Blanc Sablon
Nova Scotia: CKOA – Glace Bay, CJQC – Liverpool
Digital Radio: CBC Country Sirius XM Channel 171
Feature Play: CJVR – Melfort, SK, CIXM – Whitecourt, AB,
CKBI – Prince Albert, SK, Country 94 – Ottawa, ON, CKKY – Welland, ON
CJKX – Oshawa, ON, CKYC – Owen Sound, ON
And all the features at CBC across the country! AMAZING!!!
I am looking forward to the next leg of the journey in the other direction. Eastern Canada bound! Check out our tour dates for details